Chris Boettcher specializes in nineteenth-century literature British Literature and general education courses in reading, writing, and speaking. An avid student of the scholarship of teaching and learning, Professor Boettcher uses innovative teaching methods to guide his students in seeking ‘insight’ in every situation of college life.
In addition to other teaching interests in mythology, genre literatures, and children’s literature, he brings a variety of experiences to this instruction. He has recently co-authored a book on community-based global learning that draws on his years as a practitioner of global service-learning, and he has promoted both curricular and co-curricular community engagement at Castleton. He also has a research interest in Irish literature and national identity. His intellectual biography of Standish O’Grady, an early contributor to the Irish nationalist movement, was published in 2019.
In 2020, Professor Boettcher became the inaugural director of Castleton’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and he now directs Castleton’s Pathway to Graduation (https://www.castleton.edu /academics/pathway-to-graduation/) project supported by a major Title III grant from the US Department of Education.